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Graduation Information

Deadline to Apply for Graduation

  • Fall semester Graduation Application (December) Deadline - September 1st
  • Spring semester Graduation Application (May) Deadline - February 1st
  • Summer semester Graduation Application (August) Deadline - June 15th

How to Apply for Graduation

NOTE:  If you are not sure what to apply for, you must contact your assigned academic advisor.  You can locate your assigned academic advisor by logging into your Student Self-Service.

To apply for an Associate in Arts (AA) and/or an Associate in Science (AS), please complete the steps below:

  1. Fill out the online application.
    • You will receive a confirmation via email within 10 business days.
    • If you do not meet the requirements for graduation, you will receive an email and a letter in the mail.
  2. Complete the KCTCS Exit Survey.
  3. Complete the ETS Proficiency Profile Exam.

To apply for an Associate in Fine Arts (AFA), please complete the steps below:

  1. Print the Graduation Application and meet with your assigned academic advisor.
  2. Make sure your advisor signs the graduation application and provides curriculum guides for each credential.
  3. Return the completed graduation application to the Records Office in ATB Room 112 before the deadline.
  4. If it is your last semester at WKCTC, then you must complete the following:

To apply for an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Diploma(s), or Certificate(s), please complete the steps below:

  1. Print the Graduation Application and meet with your assigned academic advisor.
  2. Make sure your advisor signs the graduation application and provides curriculum guides for each credential.
  3. Return the completed graduation application to the Records Office in ATB Room 112 before the deadline.
  4. If it is your last semester at WKCTC, then you must complete the KCTCS Exit Survey.
  5. If it is your last semester at WKCTC and you are applying for an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, then you must complete the ETS Proficiency Profile Exam.

Graduation Information

  • In order to receive any credential (certificate, diploma, or degree), you must apply for graduation.
  • You will be notified, via email and mail, if you have not met the requirements for graduation.
  • At the end of the semester, when all grades have been turned in, each credential will be entered into the system within 2-3 weeks.
  • You will receive your credentials in the mail about 10-12 weeks after the end of the semester.
  • If you need to officially update your address, please do so in your Student Self-Service.

Commencement Information

  • WKCTC holds two commencements per academic year.
  • The commencements are always held in the months of May and December.
  • All graduates* from the previous Summer semester and the Fall semester will be invited to attend the commencement in December.
  • All graduates* from the Spring semester will be invited to attend the commencement in May. 
  • Students must contact the Bookstore in order to RSVP for commencement and purchase cap/gown.
  • Credentials will not be handed out at commencement.  Students will receive their credentials in the mail about 10-12 weeks after the end of the semester.

    *A graduate is any student who receives a certificate, diploma, OR degree.